What does heroism mean?

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ˈhɛr oʊˌɪz əmhero·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heroism, gallantry, valor, valour, valorousness, valiance, valiancy(noun)

    the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)

    "he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor"


  1. heroism(Noun)

    The qualities characteristic of a hero, as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the display of such qualities.

    Etymology: Of héroisme.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heroism(noun)

    the qualities characteristic of a hero, as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the display of such qualities


  1. Heroism

    Eroica is a 1958 film by Andrzej Munk. It is composed of two separate stories, each featuring the Polish concept of heroism and a role of a hero. A third segment, Con Bravura, utilizing Polish romantic legend and different in spirit from the first two segments, was meant as the final part of the original film but although completed, was ultimately cut by Munk from the final version. It premiered on Polish Television in 1972 and depicts wartime couriers crossing the Tatra Mountains. Eroica won the FIPRESCI Award at the 1959 Mar del Plata Film Festival.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A transferable ticket to the Haul of Fame. Once held by Hobson and Dewey, now carried by Mother Eddy and Brother Dowie.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. heroism

    The qualities of a hero; bravery; courage; intrepidity.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heroism in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heroism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of heroism in a Sentence

  1. Albert Einstein:

    He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

  2. Fisherman Stratis Valiamos:

    People say' you're a hero,' but this isn't heroism, it's the normal thing to do when Fisherman Stratis Valiamos're fishing and a boat is sinking next to Fisherman Stratis Valiamos and they're screaming for help, Fisherman Stratis Valiamos can't pretend to not hear them, he said. In October, a shipwreck where more than 240 people were rescued took place among.

  3. Frank Siller:

    Its enormous because theres been an enormous sacrifice by so many families in America, because we recognized the heroism of people who perform every day for our country and community.

  4. John Lennon:

    Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war --for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more.

  5. Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe:

    Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world-the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism.

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